Table and chairs is our choice. We took out the booth bench's, and replaced them with two custom made chairs from Newmar. With the full wall slide, we have a nice wide hallway even with the slide in, except The bench's blocked half of the walk through area. Now without the bench's,the coach is liveable even with the slide in. No one ever visits us, so we only have two chairs. We did not need the storage space either. Newmar made the chairs to match our interior,(its all in the computer). We also bought two Longenberger picknic baskets, that go in the corners next to the wall. I hope the new owners will like our set up, because we sold the bench's.
The Diamond shield on our coach is developing little rust colored specs,on the horazontal surface under the head lights. The head lights have rust inside of the units. At first I thought the problems were related,but now I am not sure. It would be good news if there is a warranty.
Our Dakota does the same thing. I always carry a jumper pac from Black & Decker. If I disconect the battery, the Idiot light in the MH,won't work, for the brakes. We have two brake light bulbs in each tail light, and I like both to come on. The magnetic lights don't show up very well, from behind.
Both dump valves were fully open. The black tank was only 1/4 full at the start, and the gray tank was full. The sprayer was only on a few minutes, and it was flowing freely in the dump hose. We have never had this problem before, so it may be the vacuum breaker, I forgot about that item. Thanks for the replys. I will be taking the coach in for service, before I put it up for sale. I want every thing in perfect working order, so a new owner won't have any regrets.
We have a 2008 Newmar Canyon Star. Yesterday was our last day on the road home from Florida, so I wanted to empty the gray and black tanks. First I opened the black tank dump valve, and let it empty. I then opened the gray tank dump valve, and let it drain. Next I turned on the black tank flush valve, both dumps are open. While I was waiting for the black tank flush, I turned the fresh water intake valve to the "fill tank" position. I wanted to make sure we had at least half a tank of fresh water. After a few minutes, my wife came running out, yelling the bath room was flooding. I shut off both water hoses, and went in to find water all over the floor. The top drawer of the vanity was very wet. I could see water running down, what looked like a vent stack,( 2" black plastic pipe"). After I mopped up, everything seem normal. The water appeared to be clean, not gray water. I can't figure out what caused the flood. The fresh water tank was not over filled.
I just mailed my Michigan renewal, last week. It was $315,with late fee, for the same value, and year coach. I was going to put Florida Plates on our coach, but the title transfer fee was over $600. We are planning on selling the coach, in the near future, so cheap plates, would not justify the transfer fee.
The Steer Safe unit, made a big difference in the wind handling, of our 2006 Ford F 53. Before the installation, I would get off the road when the wind was above 30 MPH. After the installation, I actually drove over 200 miles in 50 MPH winds. Trucks passing, no longer push the coach out of my lane.
The later model Ford V-10,with 362HP has plenty of power. We travel between Michigan and Florida,pulling a Trailer with a Grand Cherokee on it,or our Dodge Dakota 4X4 Quad cab. Pulling between 5000 and 6000 pounds we climb the steep grades at 55MPH and under 4000 RPM's. If I don't use the cruise control I find myself over 70 MPH. We search out gas stations in the evening,while out with the toad,then fill up in the morning. Stations with pump lines parallel to the road are best. Check the outside lane pumps on, perpendicular lanes. Make sure there is enough room to "U" turn away from the pumps.
Ready Brake or Ready Brute are the only practicle way to go. Systems that use air pressure,hydraulic pressure,electric pumps,and circiut boards,are prone to failure. It is not uncommon for a Brake buddy type unit, to fail and cause severe brake damage,or burn your car to ground. The Ready Brute system gives you a super strong tow bar,with built in mechanical surge brake built in. I saved a lot of money,and hook up is just snapping on the dog leash cable.With two artificial knees,the brake box's that mount on floor,would be impossible for me to hook up.
I just sold our dinette set on Craigs list,for $50.. It was listed for two months before getting the first,and only call. I was happy when it left the MH,and even more happy to see it out of our basement.
Don't count on packages getting forwarded. Amozon sent a package to the wrong adress,and it took six weeks to get to us. I am still waiting for a package from Liberty Medical,(four weeks over due),to arrive. Both companys were given the correct adress. Update; package arrived 20 minutes after this post.
I suffer from exertion angina,and cold angina. Every year it gets worse. Thats what prompted us to snow bird. A few years ago,I thought 60 degrees was my low limit,for normal walking,but this year it seems to be up to 70 degrees. I think we will be staying in Florida year round soon. We had a cold spell this week,and temps were between 70 to 76degrees. I prefer it higher,tomorrow is suposed to get up to 80,more in my comfort zone.
At Chtysler Jeep & Truck engineering center,we plugged thousands of tires over the years I worked there. I took them on road trips,and plugged tires,laying on my back,without even jacking up the vehicle. Never had a problem. These are the sticky rope type plugs,not the acient rubber plugs,used in the 60's.
We just got here Sunday,and have not yet seen this ad on TV. It seems that anything that would help sell homes,would be good for all. We have several friends,that are trying to find homes here in Florida,right now.
Sea Foam works great for removing carbon build up from the combustion chamber. I had two vehicles,that were carboned up. One can of sea Foam before a highway trip,would take care of it.It also cleans fuel injectors very well. I visited a shop that rebuit fuel injectors,as their main business. They would use a machine that flowed solvent through the injectors,while firing them. Thats all there was to it. Sea Foam will do the same thing in your vehicle. I just added 3 cans to our MH for the trip to Florida,this week.
We use both methods,of transport,and see little difference. I can load and tie down the car on a trailer, just as fast as I can hook up the tow bar. You must be aware that you are putting wear and tear on your towd,when towing 4 down. The towd collects a lot more dirt,on the tow bar,than on a trailer. Suspension parts, and front tires wear out quicker,when flat towing. The aux. braking systems cause trouble,except for the simple Ready Brake system. The one thing I hate to do is pick up and carry the heavy tow bar,(Too much for my heart). It depends on where we are going,and what vehicle we need to take,as to which method we use.
We have been in the Punta Gorda,Port Charlotte area for three winters now. Bugs have not been a problem for us. Never have seen a mosqueto,the township,or county spays for them. We are one block from the Peace river,and have three small lakes in our sub. we will get a few no-seeums,but not many. The love bugs come in April and May,but are mostly a problem on your car while driving. I spray the inside of the MH,and the ground around the outside,while in storage.Never had a bug problem in the MH. We do watch out for the fire ants,but they are in many states now,and keep moving north.
I use a solar powered motion sensing,flood light mounted on a piece of plywood. It just lays up on the roof. Our subdivision storage lot had a break in last year,thats when I decided to do something. At a meeting with local police,they said my idea was one of the best deterants to theft.
We liked the Riverside RV park,and the surrounding area so much,we bought a manufactured house across the river. Riverside is hard to get a reservation at. Call early in the year. We love the peace river,and Charlotte harbor. Punta Gorda is a great little town,with lots of public water front.
You are smart to ask all questions first. Don't take the salesmans word for it.We bought our Jeep Grand Cherokee,before we knew we were going to buy a MH. Of course we bought the AWD as I was tired of shifting in and out of 4WD,or forgetting to shift in or out. We bought a trailer for the Jeep. The trailer is no problem,except when there are no pull through sites available. Next we bought the Dakota,so we could tow 4down. Now we have both options,and use both.